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Costa Rica entry rules ‘incredibly conflicting,’ law office says
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Costa Rica entry rules ‘incredibly conflicting,’ law office says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 14, 2020

Since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus in mid-March, the country has continued adjusting measures, reopening parts of the economy with an…

Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route
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Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further testing Thursday after Avianca 693 made a rapid descent while operating a route between…

SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season
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SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's largest and most important international gateway, expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during the 2019-20 tourism high season. According to…

Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain
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Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2019

When the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced a multi-million dollar investment to improve Costa Rica's airports, one location was notably absent. MOPT will dedicate more…

Condor will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica next year
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Condor will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica next year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 6, 2019

German leisure airline Condor will fly non-stop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica beginning next year, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) said. The route will commence in…

TBT: San José of decades past
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: San José of decades past

The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

Before it became the park we know today, La Sabana was Costa Rica's first international airport. This photo shows what that looked like — and just how…

How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park
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How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 28, 2019

Before it became Costa Rica's international airport, La Sabana was a large pasture with a small forest and a recreational lake. The land had been donated in…

Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport
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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2019

Issues with the instrument landing system, coupled with the rainy season weather, have caused numerous missed approaches and flight cancellations at Costa Rica's busiest airport. Fourteen flights…

Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia
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Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Low-cost carrier Wingo now offers direct flights between Costa Rica and Colombia. The budget airline, which is part of the same parent company as Copa, on Tuesday…

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades
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These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest.  But the government is investing up to $160 million through…